Somewhat more shockingly, it has also been suggested that my capsicum is also a weed.
I have to admit I had my suspicion about the chilli, but I’m a tad disappointed about the capsicum. This meant that today I decided it was time to replant some chilli and capsicum seeds and hope that the hot weather over the next week doesn’t kill them!
These were the two packets of seed I bought on impulse from a big box hardware store a while back and planted out hoping for, you know, capsicum and chilli. Today I fished the seeds out of the fridge (where I’ve been storing them) to plant some more. I only planted three pots of each, but with two seeds in each container in case one doesn’t take.
That said, I then watered them a tad too violently and the seeds got washed around the pot slightly. Oops. I managed to find most of them and put them back to the centre of the pot, but there’s a few strays.
A close up in case it turns out that the seeds aren’t capsicum and chilli seeds – though I have to admit they look very similar to the ones that I fish out of my capsicums with astonishing regularity prior to eating them.
In addition to the disaster that is my seedlings, rumor also has it that my volunteer tomato plants are not tomatoes. This I’m not as convinced about.
Here’s a photo of the potential volunteer tomato:
And here’s a photo of the volunteer tomato that is definitely a tomato at about the same size.
They look similar to me, but I’ll be keeping an eye on it in case it does turn out to be a stray weed.
I’ve also kept the weeds in their containers to see what they turn into – especially the grass one! I’ll let you know.
Have any of your ‘seedlings’ turned out to be ‘weedlings’? What did you do with them?